GREEN BAY, Wis.— Lambeau Field is going from hallowed grounds to a health clinic.
The Packers, Bellin Health, and Brown County public health announced Friday they are partnering to turn the Lambeau Field Atrium into a COVID-19 vaccine clinic starting March 17.
“Large numbers of individuals will be able to get on the path to getting this pandemic behind us,” says Bellin Health president and CEO Chris Woleske.
She says the clinic will initially have the capacity to vaccinate 6,000 people a week, and will ramp that up to 10,000 just weeks after it opens.
Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy says the announcement brings with it a great sense of pride for him as Friday marked an anniversary of sorts.
“Last March 12th we closed public operations here at Lambeau Field when the pandemic really hit us. And, I tell you, we couldn’t be any more proud a full year later now to be moving forward with providing Lambeau Field as a site and helping to assure equitable access to the vaccine,” Murphy says.
Anna Destree, Brown County’s public health officer, says there’s hope in the fight against the virus.
“We’re just getting so close, so I think it’s been a long year but we’re almost there and I got to say there’s a lot of excitement around that,” says Destree.
Once open, the clinic will run seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m on weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.
The county says the clinic has no end date. They say it’ll continue to exist as long as the pandemic dictates.